October 5, 1982 (31 years old)
California - Irvine
Played from 2000-2003 every position but libero.
Started pursuing pro beach volleyball in 2006. 2007 was when I first started qualifying and made it into the semi-finals in main draws that season. 2008 was when I first made a move up the rankings with Mike Placek and we got a 3rd place finish in the San Diego AVP event.
Represented the USA in Chiapas, Mexico, May 11-16th with Eyal Zimet.
I am the editor of The Body Blog at WorldHealthHub.com, a website dedicated to health and nutrition education with an emphasis on eco-friendly living.
Started the World Health Club in association with The Body Blog in 2011. It's an online store where you can shop for the finest health products made by the most environmentally friendly companies.
Sponsors : Nordic Naturals fish oil, Oxylent multi-vitamin, Navitas Naturals superfoods, Guayaki Yerba Mate, Souplantation/ Sweet Tomatoes and Larabar
Favorite Food : Chips and salsa, Chipotle
Favorite Movie : Fletch, The Count of Monte Cristo and Planet Earth
Favorite Group : I'll listen to any music with a good beat. Country is not my thing though.
Fun Fact/ Memorable Moment : I am the only vegan pro beach volleyball player. Technically, "most vegan" because I take fish oil. Been vegan since 2009 and never felt better on or off the court!
One of my best memories was qualifying for the first time. It made me believe that eventually I could play and compete with the best.
Height : 6'66" DOB : 10/05/1982 City,State : San Diego, CA
Major Wins: Won a developmental tour event in 2008. I also won a bet in practice a few weeks ago and came away with a free veggie sandwich that I was pretty happy about..